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Michael Herr, author of Vietnam classic ‘Dispatches’, dead at 76

Michael Herr, author of Vietnam classic ‘Dispatches’, dead at 76

June 25, 2016

NEW YORK, June 25 — Michael Herr, who wrote Dispatches, a glaringly intense, personal account of being a correspondent in Vietnam that is widely viewed as one of the most visceral and persuasive depictions of the unearthly experience of war, died Thursday at a hospital near his home in Delaware County, New York. He was 76. His daughter Claudia confirmed the death, saying he had been ill but not specifying the cause. The war in Vietnam and its dehumanising effect on its... Read more

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A man reads the Quran at his shop during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen June 25, 2016. ― Reuters pic

A man reads the Quran at his shop during the Muslim holy fasting month of Ramadan in Sanaa, Yemen June 25, 2016. ― Reuters pic